Treatment of a Patient With Dementia and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors With Citalopram.

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Summary of "Treatment of a Patient With Dementia and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors With Citalopram."

Inappropriate sexual behaviors (ISBs) associated with dementias and their treatment have not been commonly reported in the medical literature. This report presents an elderly male patient with moderately severe dementia and incident onset of ISBs who was treated with citalopram (20-mg daily) and subsequently displayed a reduction in ISBs. A review of the literature suggests that ISBs may be underrecognized and undertreated, and therefore should be actively monitored and treated.

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Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

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Name: Alzheimer disease and associated disorders
ISSN: 1546-4156
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